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Furry Planet: A World Gone Wild: Includes History, Costumes, and Conventions

Furry Planet: A World Gone Wild: Includes History, Costumes, and Conventions

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Publication Date: August 29th, 2023
Apollo Publishers
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From a veteran fur comes an immersive entry into the world of furry fandom, with an inside look at an amazing subculture, the timeless human instinct to identify with animals, and color images of furry costumes, art, and conventions.

Furs are the creative subculture of people who identify with animals. You can find them at furry conventions, furfests, around the world--tens of thousands of people donning their most elaborate fursuit. In costume, at conventions, with friends or alone, furries unleash the animal within, letting their inner beasts roar and their inner cats purr, aware of the power--and joy--to be found in bringing forward one's animal side and encouraging others to do the same.

In Furry Planet, long-time furry Joe Strike dives deep into this compelling subculture to share its appeal and rewards. Strike and a wealth of interviewees trace the history of the subculture and its various iterations today, in the process covering conventions, media, art, storytelling, community resources, costume creation, and advice for newcomers, and addressing stigmas and misconceptions head on.

An unprecedented in-depth guide, Furry Planet is sure to inform and delight the ever-growing furry fandom and anyone who has ever been curious about it. Inside you'll find:

  • Insight into the natural human impulse to anthropomorphize animals
  • A fascinating history of furry fandom
  • A detailed look at furcons around the world
  • Inspiration for fursuit costume creation
  • Color images of costumes, art, and conventions
  • Much more

About the Author

Joe Strike is a long-time furry and an expert on the subculture. He is the author of Furry Nation and has been interviewed about the furry subculture on CBS's The Doctors and by the New York Post, Slate, CNN, and a wide range of other outlets. Professionally, Joe is a writer and producer who has spent his career immersed in comic books, cartoons, and sci-fi and fantasy worlds. He has created hundreds of TV promotions for channels including Bravo and Sci-Fi, and worked with talents like Stan Lee, Ralph Bakshi, and the cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Joe produced and hosted Interview with an Animator, a series of events held at New York's Society of Illustrators and the Paley Center for Media, and was a writer for the Nickelodeon TV series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! He lives in New York City.